18 Texas family members get coronavirus after surprise party

A surprise birthday party turned into a nightmare for a Texas family, and the reunion sparked a group of coronaviruses that have now infected 18 family members, according to a report.

Ron Barbosa said that only seven of his family members who attended the surprise party on May 30 for his daughter-in-law’s 30th birthday contracted the error, but then took it home and infected almost a dozen more, he reported. KHOU-TV on Thursday.

Barbosa, an EMT volunteer who is married to a doctor, left the party because of health problems, but is now concerned about his infected relatives, including his elderly parents, who are hospitalized with COVID-19, the outlet said.

“When people started getting sick, we really let everyone have it,” said Barbosa. “We knew this was going to happen. I mean this whole time this has been going on, we’ve been terrified. “

A total of 25 people came and went during the party, Barbosa told KHOU, including his nephew, who was unknowingly infected with the virus, assuming his mild cough was a symptom of his construction job.

Instead, it spawned a mini pandemic in the clan.

“It wasn’t so much,” said Barbosa. “It was only a couple of hours. But during that brief time, somehow the other 18 family members are now infected with COVID. “

Infected partygoers include two young children, two grandparents, Barbosa’s sister, Kathy, who is fighting breast cancer, and her parents, Frank and Carole, both in their 80s.

Frank and Carole Barbosa, married 68-year-old high school boyfriends, were affected by the virus, Barbosa said.

Carole has been hospitalized since June 13 and Frank, who is now in the ICU and on life support, since June 17.

“My dad is hanging by a thread,” said Barbosa. “They say this is one of the last straws for my dad.”